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I Have Become a Recluse

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    Tired of the Old Hr

    I realize it seems hypocrital to write a story about being lonely and then writing about being a recluse but part of my loneliness stems from being tired of people. Tired of the shallowness, the bitterness, the rage, the frustration, the pettiness, the jealous and all the 101...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    Fading Away From The World

    I just found this site and felt the need to tell my story.   I am about to turn 32 and find myself becoming more and more reclusive.   I have a group of friends I was once pretty close with that I have not hung out with in years.  Every so often I will get a text from them...
    Loner7 Loner7 31-35 3 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    I have been a recluse

    for 12 years I work at home and when I do groceries shopping I do it on line and I have no interaction with people and I am fine with this life style I have tried to go out in public but just to find out how many really stupid people are out there. I just don't have the...
    Seaneryan42 Seaneryan42 41-45, M Jan 20

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    Thanks, Mom!

    My mother has always been a loner. She has a few friends, but hardly any family members. Her mom and brother died when she was young, leaving her with just a dad. My grandfather became a long-haul truck driver when I was about four years old. Ever since then, it's been us kids...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    I've never liked people much,

    and since my health problems keep me housebound, I don't bother to have relationships anymore. I kind of really love it. In the film Thin Red Line Sean Penn says, "I only feel lonely when I'm around people," and I couldn't agree more.
    stphnmclrn46 stphnmclrn46 22-25 1 Response Jan 10

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    All Too Often

    In the last several years, I find myself just staying at home alone in my room.  I sometimes wonder why I do it.  Part of me is afraid to have to face the reality that I have lost control of my life again.  Another part is that I just don't want to have others see...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 11, 2008

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    I am 16 years old and not enrolled in school.

    I have spent the past 2 years of my life sleeping, laying around, eating, doing ridiculous things with food and medicine and household products, ************ at least 6 times a week, pretending to harm myself, harming animals, playing a lot of video games, wandering around...
    MalkiTzedek MalkiTzedek 16-17, M Dec 15, 2013

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    Why

    It has been a particularly difficult week for me. For some unknown reason my mood had worsened, I am having extremely negative thoughts, I have nobody to tell...and lets be honest who would really care to listen to such a misery. I seem to be carrying some kind of internally...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 30, 2010

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    It's True!

    After my last relationship, I started speaking with my old friends again.  I have found that we either have not much in common (other than a history); and some are really busy with their family work, etc.  I have made a few friends here and there, but rarely speak or...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 31, 2009

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Reclusive Rosie

    When I was a child, I was never allowed to go anywhere by my strict parents. Come straight home from school. Don't bring friends over, and don't ask to go to their place either. Don't talk about your problems to anyone. No freedom. Lots of verbal and emotional abuse kept me in my...
    RosieH67 RosieH67 41-45, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Reclusive Me...

    It seems odd to be sitting here writing about becoming reclusive. I cannot believe it is me or that my life turned out this way. I hold a regular job where I have to interract with people on a daily basis and am happy to do so, but when I come home, I feel fiercely...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 23, 2010

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    Recluse In My Old Age

    I've always been a loner. As a child, I had few friends and preferred playing by myself coloring or playing with my dolls. I'm the youngest with 2 older brothers. My mother is still alive at 93 and has always been verbally abusive and just generally mean. My father was the...
    luvmybostons luvmybostons 61-65, F Oct 12, 2013

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    The Disappearances Of Dearestlola

    I call this "being under my rock."  Maybe once or twice a year, I go through these very intense episodes of reclusiveness, and it will last for weeks, sometimes months. I go to great lengths to cut myself off from society and to hide from the social circles I'm normally...
    DearestLola DearestLola 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2010

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    Destined For Reclusive-Ness Ricky

    As a child I was always a loner and shy, my sisters and brothers didn't seem to want much to do with me so I happily played alone and did my own thing, being shy in School was a nightmare! I could barely speak in class and it was all to clear the kids looked at me as an outsider...
    rickylee93221 rickylee93221 46-50 1 Response May 4, 2013

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    A Recluse

    I don't know when or how it started and I don't want to be this way, I think the circle of friends I had were not friends but more of acquaintances, and one by one they hurt me or just seemed to disappear from my life. I've became comfortable being on my own,well kind of, I say...
    monicaxox monicaxox 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 22, 2009

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    and we aint seen nothing yet. Times being what they are. What are they? Indifferent, Bad? Wicked.
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    I use to be a perk person full of such hope, full of faith. I would help someone regardless, and I would not ask for an award. The last ten years of people in and out of my life...
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    I really don't have a life anymore! Since I separated from my husband more than 10 years ago, I have become a virtual recluse. Let me explain.... On the day of my birth to the...
    Chopinsivories Chopinsivories 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    So, in learning to trust again I have learned that I have become someone that isn't trustworthy. It seems like and easy fix...just start being honest, but it isn't. When you're...
    seesaw69 seesaw69 26-30 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Lately I have been feeling really fed up and depressed. I feel that both family and friends hate me being happy or having a life of my own. My parents are both really ill and have...
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    A ghost saved me. I was being assaulted, in my home. And I was unable to protect myself or really do anything because of the situation. Suddenly, a ghost (one who I have become...
    weirdestpersonyoullevermeet weirdestpersonyoullevermeet 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I look into the mirror, I look at who I am, at who I have become, and I feel rotted. I once was a young soul, a dreamer full of wild hopes. I was pure, not that I was perfection...
    retrolegacy retrolegacy 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    When did I start growing up? Is it when I lost my child-like curiosity? When I stopped looking at a flower and admire its beauty? When the only books I read now are deemed...
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    I cant deny magic happening every day. Last Saturday I was sitting on the tarrace in the October afternoon sun. Was writing words like these: I am ready to say i have become...
    redribbonbook redribbonbook 46-50 a week ago

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    Walken Is Calling - I may be crazy but sometimes I hear the voice of Christopher Walken, calling to me - enticing me, hypnotizing me. I feel like he has put a hypnotic spell...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Sep 25

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    It's crazy how some days the littlest thing can just set off my anxiety and other days the same things wouldn't! Today I just feels like crying! I don't like that feeling plus I...
    onlytrusthim onlytrusthim 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    She cuts my hair and has for the past 16 years and we have become really good friends we talk about everything even sex, the thing is I can't stop thinking about her! The problem...
    longrangeshooter longrangeshooter 41-45, M a week ago

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    Oh boy do I have a story.....Let's just start by saying, I do not need anyone telling me how stupid I am....no one can tell me anything I haven't already said to myself....I have...
    chitownfool chitownfool 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    I really have lately, a lot of it is thanks to this app, I used to be a very bitter and angry person, not at anything in particular just everything. Things weren't so bad in high...
    steelers7fan steelers7fan 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    My sister had cancer when I was younger, Got diagnosed with being one of those people with a poor immune system(couldnt go out side, could be touched) There is a thing call camp...
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    Being DID and BiPolar feels like this to me...(I'm probably going to switch half-way through writing this, so bear with me) I live in this physical world that's just so-so and...
    BrokenOneX BrokenOneX 31-35 1 Response Oct 2

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    It has been some time now, im not sure when or why this has happened, but it feels like my senses have become hyper-sensitive. I hear with enhanced clarity, and within a more...
    hmmhmmhmm hmmhmmhmm 26-30 Oct 4

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    When I was broken I had nobody to listen to me I have become strong because of what I have been through I know how it hurts when your pals have no time for you I know how it kills...
    meninwomen meninwomen 22-25, M Oct 5

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    I lost my spleen 10.5 years ago in a horse back riding accident. It never pays to ride with an idiot. That is a story within itself, the accident and the treatment at a university...
    GreatLoverOfMtns GreatLoverOfMtns 56-60, F Oct 6

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    I have always had trouble recognizing people even close family and people I have known for years. I was somewhat of a social misfit as a kid. If the teacher said “Hand this to...
    HannahRM HannahRM 46-50, F Oct 7

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    I have been struggling with dermatillomania for the last couple of years although I have always been a picker. Recently however this has completely taken over my life and I am off...
    Richard1985 Richard1985 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We have become a disposable society. It cost less to throw away old products instead of fixing them, unfortunately that has spilled over into relationships too. If it doesn't work...
    lasergraph lasergraph 61-65, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have become depressed due to pain. I feel like I cannot enjoy life or have the desire to go outside. My take on it is, if I am not feeling 100%, then I find no enjoyment in...
    jrason jrason 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I would like to give some positive advice with the ones dealing with Herpes! YOUR life is not over! This is not the end! This is actually the beginning! The beginning of a new...
    iCas92 iCas92 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    I am a semi-recluse whom lives in semi-darkness and wear earplugs. Why? Because I can't tolerate sunlight. However don't feel ashamed or embarrassed. And I 'sho 'nuff ain't a...
    HarloweRayne2014 HarloweRayne2014 46-50, T Sep 29

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    Crystal Skulls, The Lost City of Atlantis and Your Higher Self Author Deanna Jaxine Stinson, Paranormal Researcher Halo Paranormal Investigations - HPI International https://www...
    PaulDaleRoberts PaulDaleRoberts 51-55, M 9 hrs ago

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    A woman only becomes a feminist when there is no proper men. If all want a very beautiful woman, be small, work, obey, has no money - forever? Before that I was ONLY a WoMAN.
    Thought1 Thought1 22-25 6 hrs ago

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    Well, I've given a lot to this world. I've listened, I've observed, and I've fed back where I can to those who need to hear it. I haven't reached a tremendously wide audience, but...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 4 hrs ago

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    So...if there exists a country that WASN'T established by having killed off and segregated the previous inhabitants, or who DIDN'T send explorers and settlers off to invade and...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wish we were closer. But her health is declining and she's becoming more and more recluse...
    cedced cedced 36-40, M Oct 5

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